A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ah-ah]
    • /ˈɑ ɑ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ah-ah]
    • /ˈɑ ɑ/

Definitions of aa word

  • noun aa a volcanic rock consisting of angular blocks of lava with a very rough surface 3
  • abbreviation AA ana1 3
  • abbreviation AA anti-aircraft 3
  • abbreviation AA Architectural Association 3
  • abbreviation AA (in Britain) Automobile Association 3
  • abbreviation AA (in Britain) Advertising Association 3

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Origin of aa

First appearance:

before 1855
One of the 30% newest English words
First recorded in 1855-60, aa is from the Hawaiian word ʿaʿā

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Parts of speech for Aa


aa popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

aa usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for aa

noun aa

  • family — the children of one person or one couple collectively: We want a large family.
  • safety net — a large net rigged between a person, as a trapeze performer, and the ground as protection in a fall.
  • therapy — the treatment of disease or disorders, as by some remedial, rehabilitating, or curative process: speech therapy.
  • alcoholics anonymous — an association of alcoholics who try, esp by mutual assistance, to overcome alcoholism
  • support system — people who provide support: a family support system to help a troubled youth.

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